APSA will inaugurate the Robert A. Dahl Award this year at the Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.
The Robert A. Dahl Award recognizes an untenured scholar who has produced scholarship of the highest quality on the subject of democracy. Non-ladder faculty members and junior tenure-track faculty at universities and colleges are eligible to be considered for the Dahl Award, as well as scholars at nonprofit organizations, think tanks, and scholars who are independent of affiliation.
Robert Dahl was a giant in the discipline of political science. He wrote a series of landmark books, including A Preface to Democratic Theory and Who Governs? He served as President of APSA from 1966 through 1967, and participated in countless committees and activities of the Association throughout his long professional career. Professor Dahl was also especially interested in supporting younger scholars and new talent in the profession, and mentored many doctoral students who have become leaders in political science themselves.